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Thinkpad Yoga S1 12"

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:02 am
by Whitieiii
after searching around i decided I'm getting the Thinkpad Yoga S1 12" for mum's new computer to to place her Macbook and iPad but don't know the specs on it.... what CPU's are offered on it? is all parts like ram and SSD replaceable on one? also how long on average does one last on battery? last does the i3 use less power doing web browsing and less intensive stuff like that then the i5? an avid T-series user but dn't know much on the Thinkpad Yoga line

Re: Thinkpad Yoga S1 12"

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:27 am
by Saucey
Here is the PSREF from Lenovo.

Looking that the Detailed Specifications page...
It comes with Intel Core 4th Gen Haswell Processors:

i3-4010U 1.70GHz
i3-4030U 1.90GHz
i5-4200U 1.60GHz
i5-4210U 1.70GHz
i5-4300U 1.90GHz
i7-4500U 1.80GHz
i7-4510U 2.00GHz
i7-4600U 2.10GHz

The RAM is soldered on the board...
It has an mSATA port and a 2.5" 7mm HDD drive port.
Notebook check has tested the battery, so at worst 2 hours, and at best 7 hours. This was tested with the i5-4200 and 128GB Samsung SSD.
I can't really answer much if the i3 uses less power than the i5.
When using an Asus laptop that had an i3-6200u and I was quite surprised how 'slow' it was, even with an SSD, vs most i5 laptops I've been accustomed to.

The Yoga S1 has the dreaded clickpad that Lenovo did a while back, I'd switch it out. Most T450 style trackpads can be under $20 USD before exporting costs.

What macbook does she have? I'd still rock a 2009 MacBook unibody with an SSD and 8GB of RAM.

Re: Thinkpad Yoga S1 12"

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:19 pm
by Whitieiii
Saucey wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:27 am
Here is the PSREF from Lenovo.

Looking that the Detailed Specifications page...
It comes with Intel Core 4th Gen Haswell Processors:

i3-4010U 1.70GHz
i3-4030U 1.90GHz
i5-4200U 1.60GHz
i5-4210U 1.70GHz
i5-4300U 1.90GHz
i7-4500U 1.80GHz
i7-4510U 2.00GHz
i7-4600U 2.10GHz

The RAM is soldered on the board...
It has an mSATA port and a 2.5" 7mm HDD drive port.
Notebook check has tested the battery, so at worst 2 hours, and at best 7 hours. This was tested with the i5-4200 and 128GB Samsung SSD.
I can't really answer much if the i3 uses less power than the i5.
When using an Asus laptop that had an i3-6200u and I was quite surprised how 'slow' it was, even with an SSD, vs most i5 laptops I've been accustomed to.

The Yoga S1 has the dreaded clickpad that Lenovo did a while back, I'd switch it out. Most T450 style trackpads can be under $20 USD before exporting costs.

What macbook does she have? I'd still rock a 2009 MacBook unibody with an SSD and 8GB of RAM.
oh thanks! I think I managed to pick up one with the i5-4300u and 8GB ram but no HDD or SSD so i'll need to pick up a nice cheap 120 or 128GB SSD for this (mum doesn't store files on her hard drive) I believe it has a 1920x1080 screen because it might have the active pen... the pen holder shows red like the end of a stylus and not a black plug... will do the trackpad mod at a later date since she doesn't use the trackpad at all just external mouse or touch... she currently has a 2010 Macbook plastic unibody and it's served her well but i figured since I need to update both the iPad and Macbook to something newer do to soon being fully dropped for security updates I might as well get a Thinkpad Yoga and install Windows 10 Pro on it even though pro feels exactly as 10 home... she wants a full laptop with mac or windows because she feels more safe? don't know not going to argue but i compromised and got a Yoga plus it gives me an excuse to play around with one as well! my first one! if battery life is anything like my T440s (in single battery mode) 5-7 hours is more then perfect for her just using the web browser and not barely even going above base clock speeds... I paid $188 out the door shipped!

Re: Thinkpad Yoga S1 12"

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:47 pm
by Saucey
Ah yea, I don't mind the 2010 MB Unibody, but it doesn't seem to like the 4GB RAM I throw at it, which is why I prefer 2009 more.
I'm surprised Apple kept some of their iMacs & MacBooks with updates for so long, vs their original Apple watch. :lol:
You should be right at home, the Yoga is similar in build and repair as the T440s but just smaller & touchscreen.
I think the T440s had dual batteries, so the Yoga might have less battery life, but since its Haswell it shouldn't be that bad.
It'll be a nice upgrade from the MacBook :)

Re: Thinkpad Yoga S1 12"

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:00 am
by Whitieiii
Saucey wrote:Ah yea, I don't mind the 2010 MB Unibody, but it doesn't seem to like the 4GB RAM I throw at it, which is why I prefer 2009 more.
I'm surprised Apple kept some of their iMacs & MacBooks with updates for so long, vs their original Apple watch. Image
You should be right at home, the Yoga is similar in build and repair as the T440s but just smaller & touchscreen.
I think the T440s had dual batteries, so the Yoga might have less battery life, but since its Haswell it shouldn't be that bad.
It'll be a nice upgrade from the MacBook :)
Ya i got 6 gb ram in the macbook because it's picky on what speed and type of ram it wants... I'm gonna play around with and install and update windows 10 pro on the Yoga S1 12" before handing it over to mum.. didn't need this high of specs on the Yoga but i don't think you can get an i3 with 8gb ram